History ICL

ICL ORIGINATED FROM A LARGE RUSSIAN INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISE — KAZAN MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISE OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS

1957

The year of foundation of the factory

1957-1971

Manufacturing of Setun, Nairi, M-20, M-220, M220M computers

1971-1991

Manufacturing of ES1030, ES1033, ES1045, ES1046, ES1007 computers; export to India, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria. Year 1991 was the end of the Computer Factory but its heritage survived in ICL — KME CS — a joint venture founded at the premises of Kazan Manufacturing Enterprise of Computer Systems (KME CS) together with International Computers Limited (ICL), a British company.

2017
Planned construction of the building of Technopark in Innopolis-Laishevo and the second phase of IT village in Usady
2016
ICL Group celebrated its 25th anniversary and opened a subsidiary in Serbia
2015
ICL Group became a resident of the Innopolis special economic zone (SEZ), and opened ICL System Technologies Ltd based in Innopolis
2014
In tandem with the global trends, within the umbrella branding strategy, ICL team have worked in several areas and as the result two new brands — ICL Services (former GDC) and ICL Solutions (former Manufacturing Systems and Corporate Solutions) appeared in the Russian market

The Engineering Centre specializing in software development and delivery as well as customer service launched at the same site as the plant
2013
Agreement on strategic partnership with Fujitsu signed

The 51% stock of ICL’s shares bought out from Fujitsu; ICL has been doing business as a 100% Russian company since April 2013

The Computer Equipment Assembly Plant commissioned with production capacity of 300 thousand units per year and an Engineering Centre opened. Construction of the enterprise to be completed in 2017 with a total production capacity of million units per year
2012
ICL begins construction of a new computer manufacturing enterprise near Kazan
2011
Agreements reached on launching new projects in IT outsourcing for European customers
2010
Started ICL all-in-one PC production; desktop and laptop PC production and delivery within the framework of RT President’s projects ‘A Computer for a Teacher’ and ‘A Computer for a School’

Integrated Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) data with Microsoft Axapta for the first time in Russia

Automated Data Exchange System, a 1C-based solution used in all projects for distributed structures obtained the 1C:Compatible! certificate

Began systematic construction of the IT village for IT specialists in Usady
2009
Signed the agreement with Fujitsu Technology Solutions on industrial assembly of the whole Fujitsu product line in Kazan for Russian customers

Started RAYbook Bi149 netbook production
2008
Started remote administration services for Fujitsu Services corporate information system; entered the international market

Developed Office Kit solution and put it into production
2007
IT & Security Forum, the largest Russia’s conference with annual participation of more than 500 people from 55 cities and towns of Russia, held for the first time
  
ICLab, a new mobile computer class, entered the market

Joined ABISS (Association for Banking Information Security Standards) as a full member in the capacity of a consulting organization
2006
Had the largest volume of Microsoft software sales in the Volga Federal District

GDC Services (now ICL Services) founded as a separate ICL business unit

System Technologies founded as a separate ICL business unit. System Technologies managed to implement more than 70 information security projects within a year

Started participating in the Federal Target Program «Improvement of Road Traffic Safety» in Roszdrav’s activity area
2005
Implemented the first business solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP Enterprise solution
2004
Started RAYbook laptop production

Established the Server Centre of Competence in Intel-based solutions, the first one in the Volga Region

Development and the first delivery of Pantsyr M special-purpose
hardware & software appliance
2003
Named among TOP 10 OEM Leaders (according to Expert RA rating)
2002
PC and peripherals delivery of within the framework of ‘Children of Russia’ presidential program
2001
On-line Information Systems founded as a separate ICL business unit. Key business areas including three: design and development of on-line monitoring systems, real-time accounting systems, and industry-specific solutions

Started to deliver computers meeting general safety requirements to school equipment (GOST 28139-89)

The first implementation of MRP II standards in the production environment in Russia

Started to deliver computers to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan
2000
All the lines of equipment manufacturing were structured and united into a separate ICL business unit — Production and Sales Centre (now ICL Techno)

With the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan, an Open Republican Tournament in Programming among high school and university students, aimed at finding and supporting talented young people, began to be held annually and was held up to 2016
1999
Corporate Information Systems founded as a separate ICL business unit specializing in design, creation, implementation and maintenance of distributed information management systems
1998
Started Intel-based server production
1997
Equipped control points of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation with standard automatic control systems
1996
Started the supply and delivery of secure in design computer equipment to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

For the first time in Kazan, ICL team automated a supermarket using barcode technology, an innovative one for that period. The project lay the foundation of Finance Systems, one more ICL business unit
1995
Started RAY computers production
1994
Manufacturing Systems & Corporate Solutions (now ICL Solutions) and Computer Systems founded as separate ICL business units responsible for the complete package of consulting services for improvement of customers’ business processes and software development, automated control systems, and data protection respectively
1992
Started ICL DRS 6000 servers licensed production

Started the supply and delivery of DRS 6000 for the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, and industrial enterprises
1991
ICL founded at the premises of Kazan Manufacturing Enterprise of Computer Systems (KME CS) with the participation of International Computers Limited (ICL), later Fujitsu Services Limited
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